Review of Fourth Dimension: Ch 1 – How blind Bartimaeus birthed his eyes through prayer?

Over the last number of articles, we have examined how “Dr” David Yonggi Cho has made up his own theology through his delusional experiences and misapplication of scriptural passages.

Please note: NOTHING so far has even closely supported or justified David Yonggi Cho’s theology.

However, David Yonggi Cho’s teachings have affected many ministers such as:

  • Robert Schuller of the Crystal Cathedral,
  • Phil Pringle of C3 Church,
  • Kong Hee of City Harvest Church,
  • Frank & Brian Houston of Hillsong,
  • The Evans’ of the Australian AOG, Planetshakers and Influencers Church,
  • Rick Warren of Saddleback Curch.
  • And many more.

This article will be looking at how David Yonggi Cho once again tries to justify his false theology by using the scripture of blind Bartmimaeus in his book “The Fourth Dimension.”


To make sense of this article, it is necessary to read our previous articles exposing how David Yonggi Cho has further progressed into a belief system that does not reflect the historic Christian faith.

Review of Fourth Dimension: Ch 1 – Prophet Cho talks to omni-challenged spirit?
Review of Fourth Dimension: Ch 1 – What spirit is leading Prophet Cho?
Review of Fourth Dimension: Ch 1 – Cho’s ‘whopperstopper’
Review of Fourth Dimension: Ch 1 – God impregnated David Yonggi Cho?


To justify his teachings on how to to accumulate health and wealth through his law of “incubation,” Cho writes,

“Until that time I had always prayed in vague terms, but from that time until now I have never prayed in vague terms. If God were ever to answer your vague prayers, then you would never recognise that prayer as being answered by God. You must ask definitely and specifically.

The Lord never welcomes vague prayers. When the son of Timaeus, the blind Bartimaeus came running after Jesus Christ, he cried, “Oh, thou Son of David, be merciful to me.” Although everybody knew that Bartimaeus was asking for the healing of his blindness, Christ asked, “What do you want me to do for you?” Christ wants very specific requests. Bartimaeus said, “Sir, I want to see.” Jesus replied, “It shall be done unto you as you believe.” Bartimaeus opened his eyes.

But before he asked specifically for the healing of his blindness, Christ never pronounced the healing. When you bring your request to the Lord, come with a specific request, with a definite objective, with a clear cut goal.”

Source: David Yong-gi Cho, Incubation: A Law of Faith, The Fourth Dimension (Vol 1), Published: US, Bridge-Logos Publishers, 1979. Pg 8.

As you can see, this teaching is absurd. There are plenty of examples that refute this idea that people need to pray specifics for God to actually do something, whether it be physical healing, resurrection or spiritual deliverance:

1. The cripple did not ask for Jesus to heal him at the pool, and resented his healing. (John 5:1-17).
2. Dead men can’t pray. Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead (John 11:38-44). See Jairus’ daughter who was also raised from the dead (Mark 5:21-43).
3. The Legion-possessed man did not pray or ask for deliverance but was delivered (Mark 5:1-20).

There are so many examples of this that David Yonggi Cho should be ashamed of his biblical ignorance on such matters. This passage is a bad example of his idea that we are to birth our miracles.

Nowhere in the above passage did Bartimaeus birth his eyes. Maybe David Yonggi Cho worships Bruce Almighty? After all, this gangster was very specific to Bruce of the details of a miracle and birthed it…

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